On the final night of his life, Dec. 31, 1952, country music legend Hank Williams imagines himself giving a New Year's Eve performance in a small bar, with his comments to the audience reflecting upon his life.
The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.
At the end of 1952, with the best years of Hank Williams's career behind him, he hires a local kid to drive him through the Appalachian countryside for a pair of New Years shows in West Virginia and Ohio.
Fred Dalton Thompson
The marriage of television director Ted Glover and television producer A.G. Bannister has gone on the rocks because she has permitted her career to take precedence over romance. The horror ... See full summary »
Barbers Willy Nilly and Hercules Glub have opened a barbershop in an Indian reservation, where they have no customers. When suddenly a white man asks for a shave, several Indians of the ... See full summary »
William A. Seiter
Actress Susan Oliver, who portrayed Audrey Williiams, was a blonde, but the real Mrs. Williams was a redhead. See more »
In the montage sequence chronicling Hank's success following his Grand Ole Opry appearance, all sheet music, publicity photos, etc. depict images of the actual Hank Williams, rather than George Hamilton, the actor portraying him. See more »
Edited for Televison by Turner Entertainment Group (When the movie was edited, 2 characters were completely cut from the film, Lily, Hank Williams' Mother, and Billie Jean, Hank's 2nd Wife). Also Shown on TV In a Colorized Version. See more »
A very moving story about the late, great Hank Williams
I saw this movie in Scotland around the time of its original release and for the first time in my life, I witnessed a movie audience stand and applaud a film and ... there wasn't a dry eye in the theatre at the ending. A brilliant portrayal of H.W. by George Hamilton I have been trying to buy a copy of this film for years and at last I can see the movie again, 38 years later. Thank You! Jim Reid.
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